On a global scale, technological innovation spreads like wildfire in all areas of architecture, architecture and architecture.
In many countries, recent advances in the use of drones in the construction of robots have helped to improve the quality, aesthetics and profitability of the project.
From planning, design, construction to maintenance and demolition of structures, there are technologies that can help with any process, but some of these advances have not yet gained strong grounds in Nigeria.
The 2018 edition of Archibuilt offers another opportunity to showcase some of these technologies.
The annual exhibition forum promoted and promoted by the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) brings together Abuja’s architects, architects, surveyors, artisans and full-time staff.
Below is a list of new or existing technologies in the construction and construction industry that were presented at the forum, and exhibitors indicated that these technologies are not yet popular in Nigeria.
Plastic roads are roads made of recycled plastic. This is a relatively new technology, but it has been implemented to some extent in India and some other countries.
Currently, Nigeria does not have regular road records made of pure plastic.
“This is the latest technology on the road, but we don’t have it in Nigeria right now, although it has been tested in Ghana,” said a construction expert at the exhibition.
Although a large-scale, systematic approach to the complete construction of plastic roads is not used, this technique can be used to modify a portion of the dilapidated road.
“This is mostly waste using PET bottles to treat the road. We prepare it with chemicals and then mix it with the asphalt. When you apply water, the water can’t penetrate the road,” the expert explained. “The main problem with Nigerian roads is water penetration. That’s why we have potholes.”
“For example, due to water, the road built today cannot last for six months, but the road can last longer.”
The formwork is a temporary mold, cast concrete or similar material. It is done before casting or concrete work.
One of the main factors affecting the success of any structural construction in terms of safety, cost, quality and speed is the formwork, which accounts for about 20% to 25% of the total cost of the structure.
The formwork can be made of wood, plywood; steel, fiberglass or aluminum, but wood and plywood are the most common in any Nigerian construction site because they are considered cheaper.
However, plastic formwork technology has become popular in other countries, but it is barely prominent in the Nigerian construction sector. The builder describes it as the most labor-saving system because it is not only easy to install and insert, but also quite light compared to other types of stencil systems. Installation and disassembly times are reduced by approximately 30% compared to conventional stencil systems such as plywood. In addition, the plastic form can be easily washed with water after use, and can be sealed if it is broken due to poor handling.
A company official selling a modular plastic formwork says it is a new technology away from old plywood and iron systems.
“The life of a plywood is that you use it once or twice, then throw them away and buy another one. But now with plastic, you can reuse them more than 100 times,” he added, which is a new product, although already It is deployed in different locations in Nigeria, but its popularity is still low.
Solar control glass technology
Whether it is for external use or for interior partitions or decoration, glass is one of the materials that give all the functions and design qualities of modern architecture, and only high-tech glass products can meet the ever-increasing energy and aesthetic requirements.
In the fields of architectural design, architecture and aesthetics, it is said that Nigerian construction professionals know very little about solar-controlled coated glass technology.
Glass is now available to prevent heat from entering the building and the product is on display at the Archibuilt exhibition.
This special glass has solar control and low emissivity, which means it prevents the sun from flowing into the building and prevents cooling from escaping from the building.
The glass has different colors and safety features, and when it breaks, all the pieces stick together.
“The price depends on three main factors – size (m2), thickness and color of the glass,” says glass design experts.
“What we found is that even architectural professionals know little about glass, which is why one thing we do is train them. Surprisingly, what you can do with glass, but if you don’t know you Will not be able to sell to customers, “Experts call themselves Niger’s main glass distributor